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Current hair products I’m using

current hair products
Hiya friends! The last time I talked about my hair care routine was in May last year. So I thought it’s time to give an update on the current hair products I’m using. Just wanted to quickly say that at the time of taking this photo (6 weeks ago), I have only just received Kelapa Shampoo and Conditioner in the mail. The reason why I had to take photos first is because once you leave it in the shower, the packaging gets kind of gross and it doesn’t look good in photos anymore. As a blogger we always strive to better our photos so most of us always take photos before we actually use it. Pheww..glad I got that out of the way, just in case you were wondering why the bottles were still full.
current hair products

Kelapa Organics Shampoo and Conditioner

Kelapa Organics’ is Australian Certified Organic, vegan and vegetarian friendly. They are also made and owned in Australia. The products are free from sodium lauryl sulphate, synthetic fragrances, artificial preservatives, artificial colours and parabens. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) is the stuff that helps shampoo lather and although this shampoo is free of SLS, it still lathers quite decently. Both the shampoo and conditioner are formulated with organic coconut oil and argan oil to help nourish and protect the hair. After 6 weeks of using this, my hair is tangle-free and incredibly soft.

current hair products

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil

I got the Shu Uemura hair oil from a blogging event I was invited to sometime last week. Prior to the event, I didn’t know much about their hair care range. Shu Uemura are well known for their eyelashes and oil cleansers, they also have an amazing range of skincare too! The Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil is seriously a great product. It feels luxurious and light on my hair. I use it mostly on my ends and sometimes work through my head. I’ve used it on wet and dry hair, both works just as well.

Kerastase Touche Perfection

The Kerastase Touche Perfection was featured on my post last year. This is a much loved product but I did stop using it for almost half a year and found it in my beauty cabinet a couple of months ago. It gives my dry bits an extra something.

Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Masque

I love using hair masks once a week and this one is seriously good. I usually leave it on for 5-10mins while I’m showering. It leaves my hair super soft and bouncy. I almost forgot to mention how amazing this masque smells, actually all Aveda products smells this amazing.

current hair products

GHD Heat Protect Spray

The GHD Heat Protect Spray was also featured on my post last year. I love the black sleek packaging and it fits perfectly in my hands. It’s a super lightweight spray and the scent is not annoying. I think I’m up to my 3rd or 4th bottle now, it’s that great! One bottle will last me a year and it’s about $22 purchased online.

Toni & Guy Cleanse Dry Shampoo

Washing my hair is a chore to me. Sometimes if I’m feeling ultra lazy, I can go without washing my hair for 5 days straight with the help of my trusty Toni & Guy Cleanse Dry Shampoo. The husband thinks I’m gross haha but seriously I really can’t be bothered. This dry shampoo smells amazing. Every time I use it, feels like I’ve just stepped out of the hairdresser.  Can you believe it leaves no white residual??? Spray and spray and nothing!!

So tell me how often do you wash your hair?

Kelapa products were provided for consideration and Shu Uemura hair oil was part of a goodie bag. It has not influenced my opinion in anyway. The rest of the other products were purchased by moi.

 

 

Beauty Essentials

Happy Wednesday! I’m not officially back yet. Heck.. I still don’t even have the internet set up at home. So much drama and stuff over something so little and it could now take another 3-4 months until I have something set up. When I can, I’ll borrow my parent’s internet and blog here and there. So today’s post, I will be talking about my beauty essentials. This is not my complete list of beauty essential products but these are on the top of my list. beauty essentials beauty essentials

Cleansing Brush – Using a cleansing brush regularly really helps with my overall complexion. It cleanses all the hard to reach places. My face feels so much smoother now and it even helps with applying makeup. My foundation goes on so much smoother and I end up using less product.

Sunscreen – Now that I’ve hit the big 3 0. I’m doing more to protect my skin. Sun exposure causes sunburn, premature skin aging (wrinkles) and skin cancer.

Rosehip Oil – Rosehip Oil was featured on my winter skincare routine post and I have also included it in this post – this is how much I love rosehip oil. As I mentioned in my previous post, it helps with my dry skin and evening out my skin tone. I always have a bottle sitting in my bathroom all year round.

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Hair Oil – With my constant hair curling habits, I always use a hair oil to help protect and hydrate my hair. It also gives my hair the extra shine it needs.

Hand cream – Hand cream is a must for me, I have to use it. When I was moving houses a few weeks ago, I was really lazy and stopped using hand cream for like a week. It was a really bad mistake because my hands are now cracked and my cuticles are peeling (ouch).

beauty essentials

Carmex Lip Balms – As soon as I wake up and before I go to bed, I always use a bit of lip balm. During the day, if my lips are dry, I’ll reapply. Carmex lip balms should be in any girls beauty essential, use it day, night or anytime! It’s sold every 29 seconds around the world. Carmex has been a beauty must have for 77 years and they do not test on animals.

Tell me – what are your beauty essentials?

This is a sponsored post. I received Carmex products as part of the blogger program.

 

My favourite makeup removers

My favourite makeup removers
Hi there! Lately, I’ve been on a mission to try out a range of makeup removers. I wanted to find something that could take off my makeup effortlessly without irritating my skin. These have been my favourites by far:

Bioderma

I first heard about Bioderma Crealine H20 through youtube and blogs. When I was at Salon Melbourne last month, the famous Rae Morris swore by this so I definitely had to try it. The areas around my eyes are quite sensitive. If I don’t remove my makeup properly, it starts to get really itchy. What I love the most about this remover is that it’s great for fixing up makeup around the eye area if you have made a mistake.This remover doesn’t leave a greasy film and is gentle enough to use daily.

Shiseido

Shiseido The Skincare Instant Eye and Lip Makeup Remover is a gentle dual-phase makeup remover that dissolves waterproof eye makeup and long wearing lipstick. I use this remover just for removing eye makeup. I soak a cotton pad and place it over my eyes for a few seconds and wipe off. This removes makeup very easy without tugging and does not cause any tightness around the eyes.

Shu Uemura

The Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil has been on my wishlist for a while. A couple of months ago, I finally made the leap and purchased it on Snet. A few pumps and your make up is melting off your face. I was a bit surprised, the oil is very thin like water. I would prefer it a bit thicker but not too heavy. Oil cleansers are great, they remove makeup so quick and easy. This doesn’t sting my eyes or irritate my skin and works great on waterproof makeup.

What’s your favourite makeup remover?

Products were purchased by me.

 

 

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